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New PDF release: A Burnt Child: A Novel

By Stig Dagerman,Benjamin Mier-Cruz

ISBN-10: 0816677999

ISBN-13: 9780816677993

After the foreign good fortune of his number of international struggle II newspaper articles, German Autumn—a ebook that solidified his prestige because the so much promising and interesting author in Sweden—Stig Dagerman used to be despatched to France with an project to supply extra during this journalistic variety. yet he couldn't write the much-awaited follow-up. as an alternative, he holed up in a small French village and in the summertime of 1948 created what will be his such a lot own, poignant, and surprising novel: A Burnt Child.

Set in a working-class local in Stockholm, the tale revolves round a tender guy named Bengt who falls into deep, inner most turmoil with the unforeseen demise of his mom. As he struggles to deal with her loss, his melancholy slowly transforms to rage whilst he discovers his father had a mistress. yet as Bengt swears revenge on behalf of his mother’s reminiscence, he additionally reveals himself drawn right into a fevered and conflicted dating with this woman—a flip that factors him to query his past religion in morality, advantage, and fidelity.

Written in a taut and wonderfully naturalistic tone, Dagerman illuminates the wealthy atmospheres of Bengt’s lifestyles, either inner and everlasting: from his heartache and fury to the moody streets of Stockholm and the Hitchcockian shadows of hysteria and chance within the woods and waters of Sweden’s distant islands. A Burnt Child continues to be Dagerman’s most generally learn novel, either in Sweden and around the world, and is among the crowning works of his brief yet celebrated career.

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